On Friday, Oct. 31, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi which takes place Saturday, Nov. 1, from the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa.
The event will be headlined by Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak who will look to make the second defense of her 125-pound title as she squares off with Japan’s Takayo Hashi.
Honchak captured Invicta gold at Invicta FC 5 in April 2013 by dominating Brazil’s Vanessa Porto. The 35-year-old extended her current winning streak to eight with a one-sided performance against Leslie Smith in December. The win marked Honchak’s fourth victory under the Invicta banner. In addition to her wins over Porto and Smith, Honchak also holds notable victories over Invicta veterans Aisling Daly and Felice Herrig.
Hashi will be making her Invicta FC debut. The 36-year-old is unbeaten in her last three fights, topping veterans Roxanne Modafferi and Shizuka Sugiyama along the way. Hashi previously competed at bantamweight and has faced Invicta alums Cat Zingano, Tara LaRosa and Sarah Kaufman.
The night’s co-main event will feature the Invicta return of Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue, who welcomes unbeaten Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz to the Invicta cage. The 20-year-old Inoue bested Bec Rawlings at IFC 6 last July. Kowalkiewicz took her record to 5-0 in May, submitting Invicta veteran Jasminka Cive.
The nine-fight event will stream live and exclusively via UFC Fight Pass beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Barb Honchak (124.4) vs. Takayo Hashi (124.8) – for flyweight title
Mizuki Inoue (115) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115)
Kaitlin Young (145) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (145)
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (105.8)
Amber Brown (105.6) vs. Liz McCarthy (105.2)
Amanda Bell (145.6) vs. Maria Hougaard-Djursaa (148.6)*
Shannon Sinn (125.4) vs. Andrea K. Lee (125)
Jenny Liou Shriver (115.8) vs. Jamie Moyle (115)
Kelly McGill (135.8) vs. Maegan Goodwin (138.8)*
* – Hougaard-Djursaa and Goodwin elected not to cut any additional weight and were fined 25 percent of their fight purses